One-night exhibition of artwork from drawing & painting, film and graphic design tracks
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will recognize those students who have completed the summer 2012 Pre-College Program with a reception and exhibition on Friday, July 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Artwork created during the program in the drawing & painting and graphic design tracks will be on display in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, and the premiere of the film concentration’s short film will take place in the Watkins Theater at 5:30 p.m., with an encore screening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.
The Watkins Pre-College Program, now in its fourth year through the Community Education department, is a three-week intensive (running July 9-27, 2012) for highly motivated high school students to experience the life and culture of an art college. Students develop their artistic potential through a challenging studio and classroom program where they learn new techniques and media, discover contemporary trends and potential career tracks, study with faculty who are practicing artists, designers and filmmakers, and enhance their college portfolio.
This year, the class is the largest to date, welcoming students from the Middle Tennessee region as well as several from other states, and the program expanded with a dedicated graphic design study joining the fine art and film concentrations. For the past two years, the Pre-College film students’ production has been accepted into the Nashville Film Festival for screening in the Young Filmmakers Category.
Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. in MetroCenter; free parking is available in the campus lot.
Watkins Community Education is currently finalizing the Fall 2012 schedule of classes, workshops and seminars for youth, teens and adults; the course catalog will be available online the first week of August via Watkins.edu/community.